About The Book

Pharmaceutical manufacture is very exacting—for example, drugs must be uniform in size, shape, efficacy, bioavailability, and safety. The presence of different polymorphs in drug production is a serious problem, since different polymorphs differ in bioavailability, solubility, dissolution rate, chemical and physical stability, melting point, color, filterability, density, and flow properties. Fine Particles in Medicine and Pharmacy discusses particle size, shape, and composition and how they determine the choice of polymorph of a drug.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Models of Size and Shape Control in Synthesis of Uniform Colloids and Nanocrystals

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    Privman, Vladimir

    Pages 1-24

  • Preparation of Uniform Drug Particles

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    Matijević, Professor Egon

    Pages 25-55

  • Biomedical Applications of Metal Oxide Nanoparticles

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    Andreescu, Silvana (et al.)

    Pages 57-100

  • Biomedical Applications

    of Gold Nanoparticles

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    Sau, Tapan K. (et al.)

    Pages 101-145

  • Biomedical Applications of Magnetic Particles

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    Katz, Evgeny (et al.)

    Pages 147-173

  • Degradable Polymer Particles in Biomedical Applications

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    Rutherglen, Broden G. (et al.)

    Pages 175-194

  • Synthesis of Inorganic Nanoparticles Using Protein Templates

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    Melman, Artem

    Pages 195-221

  • Particle Deposition in the Human Respiratory Tract

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    Hopke, Philip K. (et al.)

    Pages 223-240

  • Detection of Oxidative Stress Biomarkers Using Functional Gold Nanoparticles

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    Hepel, Maria (et al.)

    Pages 241-281

  • Stimuli-Responsive Fine Particles

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    Minko, Sergiy

    Pages 283-308

  • Medicine in Reverse

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    Partch, Richard (et al.)

    Pages 309-340





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